Books by Dante Alighieri

PURGATORIO by Dante Alighieri
Released: April 2, 2000

"Arguably Merwin's most ambitious translation project to date, and the result is fresh and vibrant, as revelatory as a newly restored fresco."
This is the central volume, in terms of both its place and prominence, of the triptych of Dante's Divine Comedy. Read full book review >
INFERNO by Dante Alighieri
Released: April 22, 1998

"Readers new to Dante may find his plainspoken version eminently satisfying; those who know the poem well may be disappointed by it."
This new blank verse translation of the first "Canticle" of Dante's 14th-century masterpiece compares interestingly with some of the recent English versions by American poets, though it suffers particularly by comparison with Allen Mandelbaum's graceful blank verse one. Read full book review >